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UCT Open Day 2017
What is Open Day? The Faculty of Humanities hosts an annual Open Day aimed at high school students in Grades 10, 11 and 12, their families, teachers and guidance counsellors. This event is ideal for school-going learners and their parents to...
All of it, Everything, Now, Together
Elaborating on his method of collage, Francesco Nassimbeni weaves drama, design, music and poetry to produce pieces that have been variously described as ‘tone poems’, ‘visual music’ and ‘theatrical mood-boards’.
MA in Dramaturgy 2017
A Masters Degree unlike any other: 1 semester coursework in Amsterdam. 1 semester coursework in Cape Town. An internship with a professional performing arts organisation. A dissertation under combined supervision.
"Wounds to the Face"
A note from the Head of Drama
"Located in the heart of South Africa's beautifull Mother City and built on a proud tradition of excellence, The UCT Drama Department is committed to nurturing individual creative and academic brilliance within the context of a vibrant local and...
Clanwilliam Arts Project
UCT Drama students once again contributed to the overwhelming success of the annual Clanwilliam Arts Project, co-ordinated by the Magnet Theatre. The Clanwilliam Arts Project includes archaeology, education, art and drama and is aimed at returning...

News

Sunday, 26 March 2017

A short film by third-year UCT film student Jessie Zinn, featuring both current UCT Drama students and recent Graduates, showed at Cannes after making waves on the international film festival circuit

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:00

The annual creative pilgrimage to the National Arts Festival is fast approaching, where thousands of artists descend upon South Africa’s largest arts festival in the small settler town of Grahamstown. A staple of the festival is the Student Theatre Programme, in which student artists and representatives from theatre schools and learning institutes across the country come together to showcase new work. The student theatre at the festival has gone on to propel many young artists into the professional industry. Last year the production from UCT, “Don’t Shoot the Harbinger”, which was directed by then UCT final year student Kei-Ella Loewe, was awarded with ‘Best Script’ in the National Arts Festival Student Theatre Programme, which was written by then UCT final year students Katya Mendelson, Ameera Conrad, and Thando Mangcu. This year the theatre-making students will be showcasing their new collaborative and devised work “Figs” at the festival, but not without challenge.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:15

UCT Drama Department prides itself on producing numerous productions throughout the year. From intimate offerings and excerpts to fully-fledged and lengthy shows of varying styles, these dynamic experiences and processes provide the opportunity to apply what has been learnt in the lecture hall to the real theatre environment. Thus far in 2016 UCT Drama Department has produced the devised musical “Railroad Angels”, directed by international theatre practitioner Tober Riley, and Shakespeare’s “All’s well that ends well”, directed by head of department Geoffrey Hyland. Recently the theatre-makers showcased their works based on adaptations of a variety of short stories. Having just premiered is “Langalibalele – the scorching sun”, written by Neil McCarthy and directed by Clare Stopford, and “Portret”, by Philip Rademeyer and directed by Amy Jephta – both involving the third and fourth year acting and theatre-making students.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:00

After the success of 2015’s Barney Simon Season, the UCT Drama Department will once again curate a season of plays from South Africa. The New Works Season sees senior students from the department take on two never-before-seen works by South African playwrights. The initiative responds to an ongoing need for new plays that reflect the current state of South Africa and use indigenous lenses to interpret and represent our world. New Works provides an opportunity to experience fresh new plays and for young actors to take on the challenge of interpreting new writing for contemporary audiences.

Publication Date:
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:30

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